1. Makin Island ARG, 11th MEU complete PMINT

    The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5 and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) recently completed a 12-day integrated training event.

    USS Makin Island (LHD 8), USS Comstock (LSD 45) and USS Somerset (LPD 25) steam in formation off the coast of San Clemente Island, Calif., July 14 during strait transit training. (U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Devan Gowans)
  2. New details surface on loss of WWII USS Indianapolis

    A Naval History and Heritage Command historian recently uncovered information that sheds new light on a dark episode in U.S. Navy history: the loss of the WWII cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35), NHHC announced July 25.

    USS Indianapolis (CA-35) is shown off the Mare Island Navy Yard, in Northern California, July 10, 1945, after her final overhaul and repair of combat damage and just 20 days before she was sunk. (U.S. Navy photo)
  3. U.S., ROK navies co-host senior enlisted symposium

    Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Fleet co-hosted a combined and joint senior enlisted leader symposium in Busan, July 22-23.

    U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) senior enlisted leaders have a photo taken together during a Combined Joint Senior Enlisted Leaders Symposium on the ROK Fleet Base in Busan. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Wesley J. Breedlove)
  4. USS Carl Vinson conducts TSTA/FEP evaluation

    The aircraft carrier recently departed its homeport of San Diego to begin the Tailored Ship's Training Availability/Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP) certification period.

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Pacific Ocean July 17 while underway with embarked Carrier Air Wing 2 and Destroyer Squadron 1 conducting the Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) and Final Evaluation Problem (FEP). (U.S. Navy/MC2 D’Andre L. Roden )
  5. USS New Orleans, 13th MEU visit Sri Lanka

    The amphibious transport dock ship and embarked Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 24 for a port visit.

    USS New Orleans (LPD 18) file photo. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian Caracci)
  6. Boxer ARG returns to U.S. 7th Fleet

    The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations July 23 after nearly four months in U.S. 5th Fleet.

    In this file photo, ships of the Boxer ARG steam in formation during exercise Ssang Yong off the coast of South Korea in March. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Craig Z. Rodarte)
  7. CNO visits Chinese North Sea Fleet; underscores importance of international law

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson visited Chinese North Sea Fleet headquarters, July 20 to meet with fleet commander Vice Adm. Yuan Yubai.

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson reviews an honor guard aboard a Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy) frigate, July 20. (U.S. Navy/MC1 Nathan Laird)
  8. U.S., Singapore kick off complex CARAT exercise

    The 22nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and Republic of Singapore Armed Forces began July 19.

    In this file photo, Republic of Singapore Navy and U.S. Navy ships steam together during during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2015.  (U.S. Navy/MC2 Joe Bishop)
  9. Pacific Partnership 2016 kicks off in Vietnam

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Shimokita (LST 4002) arrived in Da Nang, Vietnam, July 15 for the third mission stop of Pacific Partnership.

    USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) transits through the South China Sea July 13 while en route to Da Nang, Vietnam. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Brittney Vella)
  10. U.S., Japan set for mine countermeasures exercise

    U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force units are scheduled to begin MCMEX 2JA, an annual mine countermeasures exercise, July 17.

    In this file photo, USS Patriot (MCM 7) departs White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan, earlier this year. (U.S. Navy/LT David Levy)

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